• The Rest of the Story

    This issue of The Highlands Voice celebrates our 50th Anniversary and looks at some of the things we have been involved in during the past fifty years.  No look…


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  • A Celebratory Hike

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and the 75th anniversary of the Kanawha Trail Club we’re having a joint celebratory hike! It will be…


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  • Water Over the Dams These Last 50 Years

    By Cindy Rank Just as bumper stickers claiming ‘Water is Life’ can be seen everywhere, one might say water has pretty much been the lifeblood of the West Virginia Highlands…


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  • Working on Gas Almost Since the Beginning

    By Cindy Rank West Virginia Highlands Conservancy has worked on gas drilling issues since the 1980s.  We participated with allies in Legislative hearings and negotiations aimed toward enacting the Surface…


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  • The Highlands Conservancy’s Contributions to Wilderness

    By George E. Beetham Jr Before the coming of European explorers and settlers, all of the land in what is now West Virginia was wilderness. Much of the land defied…


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  • Canaan Valley for the Future

    The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy was one of many non-governmental organizations and individuals whose support was instrumental in conserving a large portion of Canaan Valley as a National Wildlife…


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  • 50 Years of Mining Concerns

    By Cindy Rank West Virginia Highlands Conservancy filed its first lawsuit against strip mining in 1967.  That was the beginning of 50 years of leadership on coal mining issues in West…


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  • Putting the Brakes on Corridor H: A Brief History

    By Hugh Rogers In early July, I got a call from a free-lance writer in Michigan. She was doing a piece on Corridor H for a magazine called Construction. Part…


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  • Steady gaze

    Welcome!  Greetings!  Salutations!  Whether you are with us in person at our 50th anniversary celebration, or checking up on us by reading this at home, we send you our…


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  • Annual Meeting!

    Among the activities that will take place during the 50th Anniversary Celebration is the Annual Membership Meeting of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.   The Annual Membership Meeting will be…


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